By Paul Homewood

August 1961 was a bit of a mixed bag, with cool, wet weather at the beginning, followed by a very warm spell at the end.

A succession of depressions brought several days of heavy rainfall to various parts of the country, causing serious flooding in Scotland.

Towards the end of the month, however, an anti-cyclone took over, bringing a heatwave and temperatures of 32C to many places on the 29th.

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September 3, 2021